Historical Events In May - 24
Friday, 03 July 2020
1895 On this day in history playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison
1895 On this day in history henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight
1895 H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI) on May - 24.
1895 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1898 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on this day in history.
1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.
1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on May - 24.
1899 Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.
1900 On this day in history australians cross Vaal River in South Africa
1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21Â¼
1901 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on this day in history.
1902 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on this day in history.
1902 On May - 24 empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
1903 On May - 24 aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1904 George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on this day in history.
1905 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on this day in history.
1905 On May - 24 mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
1906 On this day in history edmund Sargant, solicitor
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on this day in history.
1908 Kresimir Fribec, composer on May - 24.
1909 On this day in history bristol University granted Royal Charter
1909 On this day in history guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)
1910 Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.
1912 On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
1913 On this day in history audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
1914 On this day in history clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)
1915 On May - 24 enemy Contracts Annulment Act
1915 Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on this day in history.
1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.
1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.
1916 Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
1916 Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on May - 24.